Board of Directors

Fiona Morgan (Chair)
Fiona Morgan is a researcher at the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy at Duke University. She is also a research fellow with the Media Policy Initiative of the New America Foundation. She has more than 10 years of journalism experience, first as an associate editor at the online magazine in San Francisco, and then a staff writer for the Independent Weekly in Durham, N.C. She holds a Master of Public Policy degree.

Paul Cuadros
Paul Cuadros is an associate professor in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and an award-winning investigative reporter and author whose work has appeared in the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time Magazine,, The Chicago Reporter, and other national and local publications. He is the author of A Home on the Field, How One Championship Team Inspires Hope for the Revival of Small Town America, (Harper Collins), which tells the story of Siler City, North Carolina as it copes and struggles with Latino immigration through the lives of a predominantly Latino high school soccer team. In 2014, Cuadros’ book was turned into a documentary television series produced by screen star Jennifer Lopez for NUVOtv called Los Jets.

Isela Gutierrez
Isela Gutierrez, associate research director at Democracy North Carolina, got her start in social justice work as a student activist in 1997 and has been hooked ever since. She has over a decade of experience in advocacy-oriented nonprofits, beginning with her first job at the ACLU of Washington State in Seattle. Most recently before moving to North Carolina, Isela worked as an advocate for statewide juvenile justice policy reform at the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition in Austin and to promote local drug policy reform at the Defender Association's Racial Disparity Project in Seattle. She has a BA in History from Scripps College and a MSW from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Pam Spaulding
A native of Durham, N.C., Pam is the Information Technology Manager at Duke University Press. Prior to working at Duke, she worked for Africa News Service and the Forest History Society. Pam also runs the award-winning national blog Pam’s House Blend, which was winner of the 2005 and 2006 Weblog Awards for Best Gay & Lesbian Blog.

Kieran Taylor
Kerry is an associate professor of history at The Citadel in South Carolina, where he focuses on twentieth-century U.S., labor, African American and oral history. He earned his Ph.D. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and formerly worked as associate director of the Southern Oral History Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and an instructor at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Kerry co-edited volumes 4 and 5 of The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr. and has published numerous book chapters and scholarly articles.